by Ashis Sinha
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technology into these CCTV networks promises to crack down on criminal elements and safeguard the general public’s safety, said Deepak Kumar, a cybersecurity expert.
The government and administration in several states around the country have begun to implement closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems in metropolitan areas as a strategic move to increase security and combat criminal activities.
He emphasised the potential of AI technology within CCTV systems by stating, “If AI technology is used in it, then along with controlling the criminals, people’s safety will also be ensured.”
“Many countries, including the United States, South Korea, Australia, Japan, China, Dubai, Russia and Israel have already adopted AI technology in their CCTV networks as part of their crime control efforts,” he added.
Several states within our nation have successfully deployed CCTV systems in urban centers, prompting calls for the incorporation of artificial intelligence technology into these systems.
The implementation of AI technology within CCTV systems offers numerous advantages and capabilities. Among its key features, AI-equipped CCTV systems have the ability to detect various incidents, such as a person falling unconscious, a distress signal from an individual, or the presence of a person, especially a female, in a potentially dangerous location, said Deepak.
He stressed, “Once an AI system detects such incidents, it immediately alerts the local control room and law enforcement agencies, significantly reducing response times in emergency situations.”
Moreover, AI-powered CCTV systems can aid in the tracking and identification of suspicious vehicles. These systems maintain a comprehensive database containing essential information, including mobile numbers, vehicle registration details, traffic violation records, and information related to known criminals. This database facilitates quick and effective tracking of suspects and vehicles of interest.
AI technology integrated into these systems includes advanced sensors designed to detect the sound of gunfire. In the event of a gunshot, the system swiftly identifies the location and informs the control room, enabling immediate response by repositioning the relevant camera to capture crucial details of the incident, he said.
In an innovative application of AI technology, law enforcement agencies are now exploring the use of Chat GPT, a powerful large language model, for interactive communication. This enables police personnel and the general public to seek information and assistance from the police via online chat. Chat GPT provides prompt and informative responses, enhancing communication between law enforcement and the community.
Additionally, these AI-equipped CCTV systems grant police officers the capability to access live images and real-time location data of moving vehicles. Recently, during the G-20 meet, the Carcade Management was used through GPS and CCTV. Police officers could see the location and live pictures of the convoy of vehicles.
So, integrating AI (Artificial Intelligence) into CCTV systems represents a significant step forward in enhancing security and crime control efforts. By harnessing the power of AI technology, law enforcement agencies aim to make our cities safer and more secure, providing a swift and effective response to emerging threats and incidents, said Deepak.